What is the Midlands Engine Investment Fund?

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund, provides commercially focussed finance through Small Business Loans, Debt Finance, Proof of concept and Equity Finance funds.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the Midlands and to realise the region’s potential to achieve economic growth through enterprise.

MEIF is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands and East and South East Midlands.

MEIF provides over £250m of investment to boost small and medium business (SME) growth in the Midlands.

You can find out more from your local growth hub or by going to the Midlands Engine Investment Fund webpage: https://www.meif.co.uk/ 

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New video highlights Telford's role in agri-tech

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XAG and Harper Adams University partnership
XAG and Harper Adams University partnership

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New Collaboration for Agri-EPI Centre.
New Collaboration for Agri-EPI Centre.

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  • Cheshire Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Harper Adams University
  • Keele University
  • Pershore College
  • Reaseheath College
  • South Staffordshire College
  • Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Enterprise Partnership
  • The Leavesley Group
  • The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership
  • University of Chester
  • Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership